Karczówka - Monastery and Reserve
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- Object type:
- Nature reserves
- Tourist region:
- Kielce Region
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- Kielce, Karczówka Klasztor 1
- +48 784 507 884
- Kielce, ul. Karczówkowska 64
- +48 41 366 26 26
- Kielce, wjazd od ul. Kołłątaja, ul. Jagiellońska 90
- +48 41 367 61 83
- Kielce, ul. Krakowska 72
- +48 41 366 00 32
- Kielce, ul. Jagiellońska 60 b / 35
- +48 693 440 585
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Karczówka is a picturesque hill located in the western part of the city of Kielce and topped with a beautiful post-Bernardine monastery founded by the Bishop Marcin Szyszkowski and dating back to the 17th century.
The early baroque church was erected in the years 1624–1628 and extended in the years 1629–1631, when a monastery with its cloisters and outbuildings were added.
The church vestibule has retained its foundation plaque dating back to 1626. As far as the interior of the temple is concerned, it is worth seeing the St. Barbara’s Chapel with its interesting Baroque sculpture of the patron saint of miners, which is placed in the altar. The sculpture was made of galena ore extracted near Karczówka. The hill covered with forest is not only a landscape reserve, but an excellent observation point as well. Standing on the hill you can admire the panorama of the city and, weather permitting, you can also see further ranges of the Świętokrzyskie Mountains.
- Karczówka - Monastery and Reserve